Max Marsico wins the 2014 SNGA Championship
Max Marsico survived the wind, rain and cold in a brutal final round of the SNGA Championship to take home his first win of the year. Marsico, a University of Pennsylvania graduate who played on the team for two years, shot a two-day total of 151 to beat the likes of Kenny Ebalo, Shane Sigsbee, and Ryan McCullough. Ebalo had the tournament all but wrapped up until a back nine 46 halted his storybook ending to a fantastic year. With the 2014 Player of the Year already decided, Ebalo was playing just to get reps in for a big 2015 season. Also, anytime he gets to go up against the 9-time SNGA Player of the Year, Brady Exber, he is going to take full advantage. These type of players play a different kind of competitive golf. It isn’t for the gift certificates or the trophy. It is for something bigger. The idea of proving yourself against the best the game has to offer in the state of Nevada. That is what competitive golf is truly all about. Or at least it should be.
In the Net division, Ed White and Rob Zoine tied for the lead and went into a chip-off to decide the year end Championship. White’s chip and run was good enough to beat Zoine’s check-shot and the tournament was decided. Good friends, White and Zoine wanted to share the championship, but the crowd wanted a winner and ultimately, White took home 1st Place.
The Senior Division championship went to Kevin Parrish of Mesquite, Nevada. Parrish, who shot 156, played two rounds of steady golf and ended up winning his second championship at Cascata, the first being the 2013 Cascata Amateur. Tom Hyland finished runner-up with a 158 total.
On the Senior Net side, Jack Meola bested George Yocum after the two players battled for 36 holes together. Meola finished 2 strokes better than Yocum with a 151 Net.
In our biggest division of the tournament, 2014 Player of the Year’s Frank Abbott and Jim Burger took care of business in their respective divisions. Abbott, the Super Senior Player of the Year, shot a two-day total of 160 to beat Richard Southwick by 3 strokes in the Scratch Division. Burger, the Super Senior Net Player of the Year, shot a two-day total of 151 to win by 5 strokes over Tom Richardson in the Super Senior Net Division.
The SNGA would like to thank Cascata and their great staff for another wonderful event at their fantastic facility.
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Next Event? The 2015 Tournament of Champions at TPC Las Vegas and TPC Summerlin, January 11-12.
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